Inaugurated in 1967 as the Kingston Award, the Padre Laverty Award is presented by the Kingston Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association to a degree recipient, usually a resident of the Kingston area, for outstanding service to Queen's University or jointly to the Queen’s and Kingston communities.
In 1991, it was renamed to commemorate the long and distinguished service of the first University Chaplain, Padre A. Marshall Laverty. This award is presented annually at the Padre Laverty Award dinner hosted by the Kingston Branch of the QUAA.
Nominations will be reviewed for the following criteria:
Only complete nomination packages provided by the deadline will be considered. Nominations will be considered for 2 consecutive years. Nominators must be graduates of Queen’s University, and, if their nomination is successful, they will normally deliver a tribute speech at the award dinner.
The award is being presented for his iconic spirit and inspiring contributions to Queen’s and Canada.